Problems with updating nvidia drivers
More commentary on the issue can be found in a blog post by security industry veteran Graham Cluley here.I'm having trouble updating my n Vidia drivers for the first time ever on this machine.This may cause performance penalty.edit: something must of not sat well with Windows Media Player after my update, because all of my movie files are distorted, I can see them, but they're very bright and the color is completely off. Do you have System Restore enabled on your computer? At least you could then check if this is really a driver problem. A lot of users say they installed bios, video, and motherboard drivers and still see AGP disabled.I'll keep reading the groups to see if I can find some answer for you. Do you have System Restore enabled on your computer? At least you could then check if this is really a driver problem.Somewhere in there you should be able to enable 8x. Open Display properties Just right-click on your desktop and select properties...it will take you to the Display Properties screen faster than going through Control panel.One that just said "n Vidia drivers", one that said "n Vidia n Force drivers" and one that said "n Vidia n Force utilities".I was able to update my n Vidia n Force drivers without a problem, but when I tried to update my n Vidia graphics card drivers, this is the error message I got "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Now, this is very puzzling to me, because I have done this many times before.
The laudable aim of these automatic mandatory updates is to make sure consumers are running secure and stable software.
So, I went back to the site, and tried to install an earlier version of drivers, and also got the same message. The only thing I can think of is, is that I uninstalled something I shouldn't have, but the directions on their site told me to do so. My system specs are: Windows XP Athlon XP 2500 Barton Asus a7n8x v2.0 deluxe motherboard (n Vidia n Force2 Ultra400) 512mb Corsair XMS pc3200 memory n Vidia Ge Force FX 5200 (Asus V9520 Magic) graphics card edit: I just ran a program called Everest on my computer, which gives you detailed specs about your PC, and I might of found something that may be useful, under chipset problems, it said "AGP is disabled.
That said, I have successfully updated my drivers 2 or 3 times without error before on this machine with this graphics card, and I never uninstalled anything, so I'm thinking that is probably the problem? This may cause performance penalty." and "Current AGP speed is lower than maximum supported. Unless those reasons apply to you, you shouldn't update if you can help it. Go into Folder options and ensure you select that all hidden/system files can be viewed.
and this is what it said to do "Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel.
Browse to the Start Menu Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove."" So, I went into Add or Remove Programs and I uninstalled 3 different versions of n Vidia drivers.